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Trump’s Energy Policy and the Paris Climate Agreement

  Donald Trump does not believe in climate change. Well actually, to be more precise, he considers it a ‘hoax’ concocted by the Chinese to undermine U.S. industry and trade. Something China has swiftly rejected, of course. To the average individual these are nothing but the ravings of a mad man; and it really isn’t the weirdest thing…

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Top Volunteering Opportunities: January

Here are some of the great volunteering opportunities currently available in the Brighton/Sussex area! Don’t underestimate the value of extra curricular activities on your CV – THEY ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR ACADEMICS. As a student you will never have more free time than you do now so take advantage of it! And here are…

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Speed Moot Workshop: 24th January

Mooting can be described as the ‘persuasive art of advocacy’. It is an important skill to be able to analyse a problem well, research it, prepare your submission, and present an oral argument clearly, and with care; and an essential one if you are aspiring to become a barrister. Luckily for us, the Brighton Mooting Society…

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Future Legal Mind Essay Competition

Future Legal Mind is a national award for UK resident students, set up by National Accident Helpline to recognise young legal talent. The award, run in association with legal industry publication Lawyer 2B, is now an annual scheme following its successful launch in 2014, aims to identify the next generation of high fliers in the…

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Looking Back on the Biggest Stories of 2016

From the biggest political shift for a generation, to new invasive legislation and Brexit. Here is a quick review of some of the biggest news stories from the turbulent year that was 2016.

Brighton Law Soc and Aspiring Solicitors Events: January 2017

Here are some of the great events coming up in January, including workshops organised by Brighton Law Soc with the Student Development Company, and Bond Dickinson LLP. Aspiring Solicitors also have several open days, networking events, and lunches planned. However, all of the deadlines to apply to attend are at midday on Sunday 1st January; applications after…

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Honest Revision and Essay Guidance From a Third-Year Who Hasn’t Had Break Down (Yet)

For many students, the Christmas holidays are the first time they have been able to visit home since the beginning of the academic year. However, sadly this holiday also falls in the shadow of deadlines and exams! And for those of us that have jobs as well, there is another thing to add to the…

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Insight From This Year’s Client Interviewing Final

The 2016/17 Client Interviewing Competition, sponsored by Gerard Maye Legal Solicitors, was another great success! And the winners will of course move on to compete in the Regional Competition. Let’s wish them all the success, and more, that we had last year when Brighton made it to the Internationals and came in third place! Giving…

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Top Volunteering Opportunities: December

Here are some of the great volunteering opportunities currently available in the Brighton/Sussex area! Don’t underestimate the value of extra curricular activities on your CV – THEY ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR ACADEMICS. As a student you will never have more free time than you do now so take advantage of it – especially with…

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Top Volunteering Opportunities: November

Here are some of the great volunteering opportunities currently available in the Brighton/Sussex area! Don’t underestimate the value of extra curricular activities on your CV – as a student you will never have more free time than you do now so take advantage of it! And here are just a few: Police and Probation Volunteer Location: Brighton…

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Client Skills: Advice From A Private Client Solicitor

Previously a Criminal lawyer, and having run a crown court, and managed a London office, Simon Landivar is now working as an experienced solicitor at Rix & Kay LLP, now specialising in private client work. This week the University was fortunate enough to have him in to give a talk to students about client interviewing skills, which included…

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Top Volunteering Opportunities: October

Here are some of the great volunteering opportunities currently available in the Brighton/Sussex area! Don’t underestimate the value of extra curricular activities on your CV – as a student you will never have more free time than you do now so take advantage of it! And here are just a few: Court Volunteer Location: Sussex Commitment: Once…

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